Archive | November, 2012
The Big Lad with one of his pizzas.

A lesson in making pizzas

The Big Lad brought a pizza home from school last Monday. He’d made it in Home Economics, but wasn’t happy with it as the students weren’t allowed to make “proper pizza” due to time, budget and health and safety constraints. The school pizza wasn’t made with leavened dough, the dough wasn’t worked long enough, the […]

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Final batch of pigs leave the croft

We took our last two Berkshire pigs to the abattoir today, a job made more complicated by the death of one of the porkers, a last-minute change of abattoir and a last-minute change of butcher. Still, we got everything organised in the end and were up early to load the pigs today.

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Death of a pig

I came home from a rugby coaching course at 3pm today. I went out for a quick check of the animals, all the pigs and all the poultry looked okay, so I went inside. At 5.30pm, I went out to feed the pigs and found one of the finished gilts—due to go to slaughter in […]

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